Question from reader: I read that dentures should last 10 to 15 years. Is this true? The American Dental Association recommends replacing your dentures every 5 to 7 years. One consistent observation I have made with patients who have worn their dentures 10 years plus, is the over-closure of the bite. (Nose & chin are […]
Question from reader: I have been wearing my current dentures 10 years. Why does my lower jaw protrude? As your back teeth wear down, your lower jaw has tendency to come forward. This is a sure sign it’s time for new dentures. The American Dental Association recommends replacing your dentures every 5 to 7 years. […]
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Loose lower dentures and sore spots Question from reader: My lower denture is loose, food gets under it and I often have sore spots. What can be done for me? Having 2 lower implants placed in the lower jaw is becoming the standard of care and the choice of treatment for thousands of patients. There […]
How wearing dentures and bone loss affects your smile Question from reader: After I lost my natural teeth and got dentures, my lips have all but disappeared. Why? The longer you wear dentures and the more bone loss you have, the more care and attention must be paid to the cosmetic aspects of your new […]
Question from reader: I am 46 years old. I wear an upper and lower denture. I have very little ridge left on the lower. The dentist I saw one year ago for dentures said he didn’t believe in implants. Do you have any suggestions? It is very unfortunate that you were discouraged in seeking a […]
Question from a reader: I’ve worn dentures for over 30 years now, and there’s very little ridge left on my lower jaw. What are my options? There are several options to remedy your situation. We have special back teeth designed to stabilize the lower denture. This eliminates most tipping and rocking that can cause great […]
Porcelain Dentures or Acrylic Dentures Porcelain is harder than acrylic enamel and is not for everyone. There is a “Sound” with porcelain that some people don’t like. If you’ve only worn porcelain (in the case of a full upper and lower) you will probably not be happy changing to acrylic. Porcelain is far more destructive […]